How to write a song about heartbreak?

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  • 3 years ago
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    How to Build a Song/Write a Lyrics Poem From Scratch

    1. What to write about

    Think of something or someone that inspires you

    Something or someone that bothers you

    Something or someone that changed your life

    A person you admire

    A childhood or travel memory

    A small incident in a moment that reversed itself in your life

    Any subject it seems no one talks about

    2. How to write it

    Pick a melody in your head or a catch phrase that you like and just flesh it out.

    You can change any song idea after getting stuck for some other new angle or different idea. Don't stay stuck long. Use your journal. Catch ideas that don't yet fit for later.

    Use a rhyming dictionary, thesarus (directory of concepts!) or some creativity exercise.

    Oh yeah....keep doing it. Someone once said "there's no such thing as a genius, just someone who practiced 100,000 times".

    3. Format for familiarity

    People often write lyrics as poetry, but fight the usual rhyming and formatting most

    popular songs use. It's your choice, but it also depends heavily on whether your target

    audience is going to "get" your work if you get away from a standard AABA format with

    a solid chorus and hook, or whether the object is to try new creative or innovative ideas.

    In the end, you decide how and what to tell the world. Personally, I believe in choruses,

    familiar rock/country/blues formats and whatever gets your audience to sing along.

    Usually, less is more and repeating a key line once or twice makes a point stand out.

    4. Standing on the shoulders of giants

    Someone somewhere blew you away with a song or two. What was it about

    that song that you liked? Would you like to try and make a song that

    blows people away like that too?

    Emulate your idols without copying, or be inspired by a song you just

    heard on the radio.

    Believe in what you're doing. The only thing the greats (Dylan, Lennon,

    etc.) had in common was the belief that they could change the world by

    doing what they did. They were right.

    5. Exhibit A

    Now That I’m Ready For Love

    Another year wiser, another year older

    Another day empty, another night colder

    Another squandered opportunity

    But now that I’m ready for love, no one’s ready for me

    I sift through these streets, filled with aimless dancers

    In calm desperation, still searching for answers

    Leaves green and inviting, new rings on the tree

    But now that I’m ready for love, no one’s ready for me

    Young maidens sense some hot wave of emergency

    They marry and mate in a false sense of urgency

    As the hurried home crumbles, the fingers point blames

    And all hold back burned hearts as they re-alter names

    Never considering a cause holding true

    That someone like me could want someone like you

    That someone like me could need someone like you

    That someone like me could love someone like you

    INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

    Another year wiser, another year older

    Another day empty, another night colder

    Another squandered opportunity

    But now that you’re ready for love, are you ready for me?

    Ready for me?

    Really ready for me?

    Now that you’re ready for love, are you ready for me....

    Laughing Dolphin Music

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Write it down

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Best heartbreak songs..are written by those who have lived it,for real.~*

  • Marlo
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    Write from your heart,

    Try to write about your feelings, how youre feeling them metaphors and analogies about your feelings.

    Take your time,

    you may only get one good verse a week or on good days a few verses a day.

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  • 3 years ago

    Whatever you do, make it unique. A million and one songs have been written about it already. Some are great, some are okay, almost all are generic trash. Come up with an original idea for it, maybe a metaphor that would take a lot of thinking to figure out was a metaphor for heartbreak.

  • 3 years ago

    get heartbroken

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